The Atlanta Hawks will be looking to get their first win of the series against the Miami Heat in Game 3. Trae Young and Co. will be playing on their home floor for the first time in what is without a doubt a must-win game for them.

Unfortunately, the Hawks have been hit with some brutal news on the injury front right before Friday’s clash. Atlanta head coach nat McMillan has just announced that Clint Capela will be unavailable due to a knee injury (h/t Chris Kirschner of The Athletic):

Nate McMillan said Clint Capela is out for tomorrow’s Game 3 against Miami.

Capela injured his knee during the Hawks’ Play-In victory against the Cavs and he has been sidelined for the first two games of the Heat series. The 6-foot-10 center is no superstar but there’s no denying that he is an integral part of Atlanta’s lineup.

With the Hawks down 2-0 in the series, a loss in Game 3 or 4 in Atlanta could spell the end of their season. Trae Young will need to pull out all the stops for his shorthanded team. Anything less will likely result in an early summer vacation for Atlanta.

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